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Sourdough Kitchen

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
Published February 24th 2014
Roll on in for some great bread
Sourdough Kitchen is one of those places that is difficult to walk past, because of the delightful displays of bread and pastries in the front window. They start singing a siren's song as you walk past, luring you inside the cafe to make a purchase. Happily, though, if you do succumb to the temptation, your fate will be less dire than that of the sailors of old. That is because everything I've tasted from Sourdough Kitchen has been delicious. There is quite an extensive range of breads and pastries baked on the premises, and the prices are reasonable.

Sourdough Kitchen Seddon- front view
Street view of Sourdough Kitchen


As well as being a bakery, Sourdough Kitchen offers a range of breakfast and lunch options. As it's a bakery, I decided to sample the (shop baked) fruit toast for breakfast ($6.50). I could also have selected eggs Benedict ($16.50) or scrambled eggs with prosciutto, smashed peas and pecorino cheese ($17.50) from the specials board.

It's hard to glam up the presentation of fruit toast, and certainly it was a 'what you see is what you get' situation with regard to my order. But I think that sums up Sourdough Kitchen quite well anyway. It's not pretentious, it hasn't forgotten it's primarily a bakery, though offering more. The decor is fairly basic also, though comfortable enough.

Inside Sourdough Kitchen
Inside Sourdough Kitchen


But I digress. Back to my toast. The serving was three generous slices, with butter. Like a lot of people, I've been watching my carb intake a bit lately - but on this day, I watched the carbs disappear into my mouth. The toast was moist, flavoursome, spicy (not overwhelmingly so) and very, very tasty, and I ate the lot.

Fruit toast, Sourdough Kitchen
Fruit toast


Sourdough Kitchen is very popular for takeaways also, with people streaming in to buy a croissant or other pastry and coffee. Sometimes, its popularity means the wait for coffee can stretch a little. I've waited 15 minutes for a takeaway coffee, which I feel is getting towards the outer end of an acceptable time. It wouldn't work for those wanting to grab a quick coffee before work.

Loaves of bread, Sourdough Kitchen
Bread rack, very enticing


Paying the bill is difficult at Sourdough Kitchen, because then you are confronted with a rack of freshly baked, wonderful looking loaves of bread that are looking for a home. I have to admit that I succumbed to a pumpkin loaf - purely in the interests of research for this article, you understand. Here's what it looked like when I got it home and sliced it:

pumpkin bread, sourdough kitchen
Pumpkin bread


And yes, it does taste as good as it looks. I love the generous sprinkling of pepitas and sunflower seeds on top. Mmmm ... time for another slice I think.
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Why? Drop in for a coffee and pastry, and take home a loaf of their delicious sourdough bread.
When: Mon - Fri: 7.00am - 5.00pm; Sat - Sun: 7.00am - 3.00pm
Phone: (03) 9687 5662
Where: 172 Victoria Street, Seddon
Cost: Various
Your Comment
The colour of that pumpkin loaf is divine. I hope the research was profitable.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 2330 days ago
Plenty of vegan options here too - including pies, sweet scrolls and of course bread!
by Aloo (score: 1|90) 1244 days ago
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